Newton South Coach Steve McChesney will be honored as the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation National Coach of the year. This is a lifetime achievement award covering an entire career that started in Eugene, Oregon in 1980 and continues at Newton South.
Coach McChesney’s teams have over 1,000 dual meet wins and have finished 1st or 2nd 21 times in All-State meets as a team. Several of his athletes became individual state champions and many received all American honors.
Steve was part of the committee that started the Johnny Kelley Youth Races, providing student-athlete volunteers through the years. He has also hosted state relays and frosh/soph events. Steve is a track clinician and has earned the Oregon Coaches Association, MSTCA, National Federation for MA, and Boston Globe coach of the year nomination on several occasions.
The ceremony will be held at Hayward Field in Eugene on July 3rd at 3:30 PM, Pacific Time.
Congratulations Coach McChesney!